Frequently Asked Questions Related to Your Pool and Pool Equipment

I have a green pool. What is happening?

Like other types of equipment, regular maintenance is required for filters. When pressure remains high on your filter, it is a sign that maintenance is required. Either refer to your owner’s manual or talk to a professional about doing maintenance on your filter.

Why do I have high filter pressure?

Like other types of equipment, regular maintenance is required for filters. When pressure remains high on your filter, it is a sign that maintenance is required. Either refer to your owner’s manual or talk to a professional about doing maintenance on your filter.

What is causing a white build up on my pool's water line?

When this happens, you most likely have high levels of calcium in your pool. This is also known as total water hardness. There are a couple of ways to solve this. Your best option is to add water softener.

How can the built up calcium be removed from my pool's water line?

This can be a difficult task. It might take a couple of months, but you can treat the water with chemicals after raising the water level above the line of calcium to remove it. On the other hand, a pumice stone and some elbow grease will work as well.

When does my D.E. filter need to be backwashed?

The owner’s manual will have information about when your filter should be backwashed. The timing takes an increase in pressure into account. In general, when the pressure is 10-12 psi higher than it was when the filter was last taken apart and properly cleaned is the right time to do this job.

Why won't water prime my pump?

The most common type of problem with pumps that won’t prime is an air leak on the side of the pump that provides suction. The fitting where the pump meets the plumbing is the most common site of the leak. In addition, a valve on the same side may be allowing air to enter.

Why does the D.E. shoot out of the pool returns when I pre-coat my D.E. filter?

Something such as a grid with a hole in it or an internal air bleed may be broken in the filter. When you clean the filter, be sure that all components are thoroughly inspected.

You have service packages. Which one is best for me?

There are a variety of factors to consider before you select a service package such as how many gallons of water are treated, the pool’s condition, what type of equipment you have, and the amount of foliage around the pool. That’s why we assess each pool’s individual needs before we provide our free quotes.

Why does my pool constantly require that I add water?

There are many contributing factors to this problem. Water is removed from your pool due to evaporation due to the heat during summer. In addition, the possibility of leaks in the equipment pad should be checked out. Squishy patches or puddles of water are signs of a water leak. A leak detection specialist can professionally locate a leak if you cannot clearly identify one.

How long does my pump need to run?

The length of time that your pump should run will depend on many different variables. However, during the winter months, I would suggest three to four hours each day. When temperatures dip below freezing, the pump should be run continuously. Six to eight hours of daily pump operation are recommended for the peak summer months. Keep in mind that these times will vary depending upon the individual circumstances.

How often should the skimmer baskets be cleaned?

How often your skimmer baskets need to be cleaned out is dependent upon how much vegetation surrounds your pool and how much of that vegetation makes its way into the baskets. At least once per day, you should check them. While remaining conscious of the changing seasons, you can reduce the number of times you check it to once every two days if you notice that they don’t fill up. There is more foliage that falls into pools during autumn.

How often should my pool cleaner's bag be changed?

Again, make a determination about how often to change the bag based upon how much vegetation makes its way into your skimmers. Make a habit of checking once per day. You can decrease this and add another day before checking when the bags remain clear. However, as the seasons change, increase how often you check because conditions do change.

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